Character Education: Teaching Resilience
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|Event Subject or Topic Area:||Character Education|
|Target Audience:||Heads of PSHE/well-being, Deputy Heads with pastoral or academic/curriculum responsibilities, Heads of Department interested in developing character education in their subjects.|
This course will take teachers through some of the thinking skills that can be used to build resilience, both for teachers and pupils. It will also provide some information on how to understand and manage emotions.
This course draws on the Government's continued focus on 'character and resilience' as is set out in the White Paper 'Educational Excellence Everywhere' (March 2016). This outlined that 'a 21st century education should prepare children for adult life by instilling the character traits and fundamental British values that will help them succeed: being resilient and knowing how to persevere, how to bounce back if faced with failure, and how to collaborate with others at work and in their private lives.' (p.94).
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Ian Morris (Wellbeing, Philosophy & Religion Teacher)
Ian has taught in state and independent schools since 2001. Originally an RS teacher, Ian took over the running of PSHE at Wellington in 2005 and started the Well-being programme in 2006, which he still runs. Ian divides his time between Wellington College, where he teaches Well-being and Philosophy and Religion and The Wellington Academy, where he works with students in Personalized Learning. In the summer term of 2015, Ian undertook a placement at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtue at the University of Birmingham, where he helped set up 2 research projects investigating the teaching of character education in schools. Ian is the author of ‘Learning to Ride Elephants’, a guide to teaching well-being in schools.
|No of Participants:||12|